Waves Take On Dons Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas
Pepperdine Looks For Positive Finish vs. Dons and Gaels
Waves Welcome Lions; Travel to Santa Clara for Saturday Matinee
Waves Conclude Busy Stretch of Schedule vs. Cougars
Pepperdine Enters Stretch of Three Games in Seven Days
Pepperdine hosted No. 17 UCLA in its final non-conference game of the 2012-13 season.
Pepperdine vs. Wyoming in championship game of 2012 Thanksgiving Classic. Photos by Martin Folb
Pepperdine vs. Cal State Northridge Photos by Martin Folb
Photos by Martin A. Folb of the Waves' 67-39 win over the Lions.
PEPPERDINE 2012-13: Appeared in 25 games with nine starts for the Waves as a junior ... Posted first career double-double with 13-point, 11-rebound effort in a victory against Seattle U. (12/14/12) ... The 13 points and 11 rebounds were both career-highs ... Reached double-digit scoring four times ... Scored 12 points on two occasions, both coming against Pac-12 foes - at Washington (11/27/12) and against No. 17 UCLA (12/28/12) ... Averaged 1.9 points and 1.4 rebounds per game during West Coast Conference play.
PEPPERDINE 2011-12: Appeared in 28 of the Waves' 29 games, making 11 starts ... Averaged 1.6 points per game and 1.1 rebounds ... Tallied five blocks and eight steals in 8.5 minutes per game ... She also added seven assists ... Started the first 11 games of the season, tallying points in seven of those games .. Scored a season high six points on 3-of-4 shooting from the floor at New Mexico and added a season high five rebounds, three offensive and two defensive (11/26) ... Scored five points at Loyola Marymount (2/6) and pulled down three rebounds ... Dished out two assists at Cal Poly (11/30) and at San Francisco (12/29) ... Had a block in three straight games, BYU (1/12), Santa Clara (1/14) and San Francisco (1/19).
PEPPERDINE 2010-11: Appeared in 25 games off the bench as a redshirt freshman ... Averaged 1.3 points per game and 1.1 rebounds ... Blocked eight shots, stole one pass and dished out two assists ... Made collegiate debut vs. UC Santa Barbara (11/12), contributing three points, a block and rebound in five minutes of action ... Scored game high six points in eight minutes off bench vs. Cal Poly (12/20), which included going 4-of-6 from the free-throw line ... Pulled down three rebounds for the Waves at Loyola Marymount (1/22), including two off the defensive glass in seven minutes ... Recorded a game high two blocks in four minutes of play at Santa Clara (1/27) and added three points ... Registered first career steal vs. San Diego (2/5) ... Tied career high with four rebounds in second game vs. Loyola Marymount (2/19) in addition to scoring four points.
PEPPERDINE 2009-10: Redshirted her true freshman season due to a foot injury.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Centennial High School, located in Boise, Idaho, in 2009 ... Played varsity basketball all four years ... A 2007-08 junior national All-American ... Made the all-state and all-conference first teams as a senior and junior and the second teams as a sophomore ... Averaged 16.1 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.7 blocks as a senior ... Posted 13.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks as a junior ... Averaged 10 points and five rebounds as a sophomore ... Team won a state title her freshman season and was runner-up her senior season ... Also lettered in track and field as a high jumper.
CLUB: Played for the Bay Area Elite.
PERSONAL: Born in Boise, Idaho ... Daughter of James and Lesley McNorton ... Has two half-brothers, Jacques and Jordon ... Mother played basketball at Boise State .... Father played basketball and football at Boise State ... One cousin, Tony Slaton, played football for the Los Angeles Rams ... Another cousin, Phil Smith, played basketball for the Golden State Warriors ... Yet another cousin, Walter Murray, played football for the Indianapolis Colts ... Biggest sports hero is her father "because he is mentally tough" ... Would like to own her own business one day ... Most thrilling sports moment was winning the state championship ... Chose Pepperdine because of "the coaches, teammates and location."
FAVORITES: Favorite hobbies are sleeping and eating ... Favorite pro basketball player is LeBron James ... Favorite pro basketball team is the Boston Celtics ... Favorite book is The Great Gatsby ... Favorite movie is Scarface ... Favorite musical artist is Soulja Boy ... Favorite sport other than basketball is volleyball ... Favorite thing about basketball is "I like being part of a team and accomplishing things together."